ACME Detective Agency Black Font  by Christopher Bunye

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In the world of video game based theft, there is one question that always keeps being asked by many detectives:

“Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”

This elusive criminal has evaded capture for nearly 30 years, and just recently started causing trouble on Facebook.

With the logo of VILE I posted, I wanted to post it’s counterpart, the agency everyone signs up for when they play any Carmen Sandiego game: ACME Detective Agency. However, there were a number of ways this could have gone. I could have made a modern take, especially with the progression of technology and the fact that Carmen also travels in time. I could have gone the child friendly route, hearkening back to the classic game shows based on the video games. But truthfully, I wanted to evoke the essence of Dick Tracy, Mike Hammer, and Sam Spade, so I decided to go retro with this design, even including a fedora. I chose a font that looked like it would appear on a door back in the 30’s and 40’s, and the rest fell into place. Mind you, it’s still ACME, but in the end the search for Carmen is a detective story – your story.

And to evoke that era, I chose colors that evoked that time – greys and blacks – straight out of film noir. I hope you enjoy the design, and purchase a shirt. That and keep at it. One day, you might just catch that elusive Carmen Sandiego.


carmen sandiego, world travel, detective, theft, rare item, history, time travel, acme, video game, computer game, crime

Chris is a roguishly handsome and seemingly well-dressed defender of truth and justice that just happens to be a freelance web and graphic designer.

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